Work Environment: 10 Rules of Power
Have you ever stumbled upon The 48 Rules of Powerby Robert Greene and Joost Elffers? If not, then you are missing a lot. Most of them are self-explanatory but I handpicked rules that made it to the top 10. I consider them really vital to be always remembered.
Law 1 Never Outshine the Master – This isa secret that most arrogant people cannot do towards the people above them. In order for you to gain strength, you must humble yourself. Let you superiors take the upper position and feel pride in themselves.
Law 4 Always Say Less than Necessary – Less is always better. Never go beyond what is necessary or you will appear common and boring. People will listen to you more if you say less, but keep the “less” as full and interesting as it can be.
Law 5 So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life – We live in a world where one’s reputation matters. Consider yourself as a celebrity and feel conscious that eyes are always on you. Always be careful of your actions and guard your reputation. People will love you for the 9 things you get right but would despise you for a single mistake.
Law 8 Make other People come to you – use Bait if Necessary – Use your power to allure people and use their strengths to their full potential. It is a wise move.
Law 10 Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky – Be involved with people who are optimistic and motivating. Eliminate the toxic things. They will spoil everything.
Law 26 Keep Your Hands Clean – As much as possible, avoid mistakes. As what was explained in Law 5, people will despise you for a single mistake. Always give it your best shot and aim to impress people. Shock them.
Law 29 Plan All the Way to the End – PLAN. PLAN. PLAN. THEN WORK. Planning should consist 80% and the working should be 20%. There is no room for mistakes. Life will throw you opportunities that would require you to give a one-shot, big-shot move. Plan all the way until the end. Prepare for a sweet ending. 9And reward yourself for a job well done)
Law 30 Make your Accomplishments Seem Effortless – Never show people that you have worked so much and had a hard time, impress them by the quality of your output, make it seem effortless that you were able to accomplish such a beautiful work. Make your 2-day project seem like you’ve finished it in 3 hours.
Law 35 Master the Art of Timing– Timing is everything.Time management is the key to being successful.
Law 47 Do not go Past the Mark you Aimed for; In Victory, Learn when to Stop – Never be blinded by the One Ring. Never be blinded by power. Sometimes when you’re at the top, you never want to go down, you never want to stop, but to be truly successful, always know when to stop.